Thanksgiving scam in Irish mailboxes

ESET Ireland has spotted a Thanksgiving scam targeting Irish mailboxes, although I guess no one told the scammers we don’t do Thanksgiving in Ireland.

The email claims the receiver has a Thanksgiving card waiting for them, and appears to come from someone that calls themselves bananaking:

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If one clicks the “View Card” button, which they shouldn’t, but if they do, they’re taken to a website that first displays this:

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Then if someone clicks “View Card” again, which they shouldn’t, but if they do, they’re re-directed to an advertising scam site, offering a “photobook” for $9.99:

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And then, if someone clicks “Create and Send Photo Book”, which they shouldn’t, but if they do, they are again re-directed to a page which tries to gain access to their Facebook profile, including their friends lists, email addresses and photos.

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You definitely don’t want to click that last one, as giving access to parts of your Facebook profile to scammers is never a good idea.

So remember, stay safe and think before you click!

by Urban Schrott, ESET Ireland


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